[pulseaudio-discuss] [BUG] Using bluez 5.5 & pulseaudio a bluetooth headset cannot be used as a recording device.

Tanu Kaskinen tanu.kaskinen at linux.intel.com
Fri May 31 09:49:44 PDT 2013

On Fri, 2013-05-31 at 17:12 +0200, Alexander Winnig wrote:
> Am 31.05.2013 15:11, schrieb Tanu Kaskinen:
> > Things seem to be working fine in the sense that the headset appears as
> > an input device in pavucontrol. You just need to make both the desktop
> > session and the shell agree about what version of pulseaudio to use. A
> > reboot should do the trick. If it doesn't, check
> > if /usr/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11 and /usr/local/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11
> > exist. If only the first one exists, then that's probably the
> > problem: /usr/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11 refers to the pulseaudio binary
> > by its absolute path, which in case of /usr/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11
> > is /usr/bin/pulseaudio.
> >
> /usr/local/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11 actually didn't exist. Should I 
> create it or copy /usr/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11 to 
> /usr/local/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11? I copied it over, rebooted but 
> pactl list sources short still does not list sources.

If you didn't modify /usr/local/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11 so that it
runs /usr/local/bin/pulseaudio instead of /usr/bin/pulseaudio, then the
copying alone didn't change anything.

> BTW: I did not use any flags when building bluez and pulseaudio...



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